Moisture Penetration Resistance of Concrete Masonry
This program provides a general overview of strategies to provide moisture-resistant concrete masonry assemblies, including material requirements and quality design and construction practices. A brief overview of mold and mold abatement is also included.
- Identify key material characteristics desirable for moisture-resistant assemblies.
- Recognize the basic types of CM wall construction, and the moisture-related qualities of each.
- Know the basics of effective flashing/weep installations
- Know how to effectively incorporate sealants and water repellents in concrete masonry assemblies
Keywords: concrete masonry, water penetration, water repellents, sealants, flashing